Small Print Competition

 DEADLINE EXTENDED to MARCH 1st, 2012
for receiving entry form and images 

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Prizes courtesy of
Akua Inks from Rostow & Jung

One Week Workshop from Making Art Safely
Revere Paper from Legion Papers

1st Prize value $1,150

A one week Akua workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico at Making Art Safely (value of $500), $500 in Akua inks, 50 sheets of Silk Revere Paper (value of $150) Visit Making Art Safely online and check out the Workshops page to see what’s coming up this year at Making Art Safely.

2nd Prize value $650

$500 in Akua Products, 50 sheets of Silk Revere Paper (value of $150)

3rd Prize value $375

$300 of Akua products, 25 sheets of Silk Revere Paper (value of $75)

20 Finalists

Finalists will receive a participation gift.

The final 20 pieces will be posted and captioned with the given title and name of each artist in the Akua online gallery.

About the Competition

Akua is proud to announce a small print competition, held to highlight our selection of blacks and grays. Printmakers are invited to submit up to five prints using any printmaking process using Bone Transparent Black and/or, Graphite and/or, Paynes Gray and/or, Lamp Black and/or, Carbon Black and/or, Mars Faster Drying Black.

Guidelines

  • Create a print using any technique using only Akua Intaglio Bone Transparent Black, Graphite, Paynes Gray, Lamp Black, Carbon Black, and/or Mars Faster Drying Black.
  • Use only Revere or Arches 88 (paper size 5.5”x7.5” )
  • 4” x 4”plate size (any printmaking technique)
  • Up to five entries accepted per printmaker

Materials Needed to Enter the competition

If you already have one or more Akua Intaglio ink colors in Bone Transparent Black, Graphite, Paynes Gray, Lamp Black, Carbon Black, Mars Faster Drying Black, Revere or Arches 88 paper and a 4″ x 4″ plate you are set to go. For your convenience sets including these materials are available.

Paper & Plate Packet pre-cut to competition requirement size
Twelve Sheets of Paper:
2 sheets each of 6 different papers(Revere smooth in Polar White, Standard White, Warm White, Ivory, Bisque, and ultra smooth Arches 88). All papers are 5.5 x 7.5 inches.
One 4″ x 4″ plate: Plate can be used for drypoint, monotype or stencil, etc.  4×4 inches

Akua Intaglio Ink Black & Grey sampler set 2 fl. oz. jar of each color: Bone Transparent Black, Graphite, Paynes Gray, Lamp Black, Carbon Black, Mars Faster Drying Black

Shop online for individual items

How Winners Will Be Selected

The name and corresponding image of 20 finalists will be posted on the Akua website. An online voting poll will take place to select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners. This online voting poll will be open to everyone. Please invite friends and family to vote. Only one vote per person allowed.

Timeline

Jan 2, 2012 – deadline for receiving entry form and images
Jan 16 , 2012 – twenty finalists will be posted on the Akua website.
Jan 17, 2012 voting poll begins at 2PM
March 31, 2012 – voting poll will close at 4pm
April 2, 2012 – winners will be announced on the Akua website and e-newsletter (winners will also be contacted personally)
April 9. Online exhibition showing winners and finalists will be posted on the Akua website print gallery.

How do I Enter Competition Details (printer friendly)

  1. Fill out the entry form to be submitted with the works.
  2. Send images to Rostow & Jung by snail mail or email:
  • Snail Mail: (send discs with jpegs or actual prints)

Rostow & Jung
219 East 4th Street, 2A
New York, NY 10009

You must include a copy of the entry form, filled out. Please number each piece appropriately to match the order they are listed on the entry form. Applicant must include a self addressed envelope with pre-paid postage for return of prints or discs. Rostow & Jung reserves the right to discard images without return postages.

Send image using the following specifications:

Save file name as: lastname_firstname_title.jpg

Resolution 72 dpi

Dimensions: 400 x 400 pixel maximum

File Type: must be a jpeg

You must attach a copy of the entry form, filled out with all information. Submissions that do not include this form, filled out will be disqualified

Contact Info:

Questions email christina@waterbasedinks.com

Call toll free 888 473 4670